When I was in college, I remember reading an article where Bill Gates was talking about the time that would come where software developers could use other programs developed by complete strangers so that something that would have taken them forever to build would be built like a Lego with bricks created by others. That idea fascinated me – the non CS guy who loved the Internet and its power.
So Bill Gates was right.
But he was not ambitious enough (for once). Now, Lego bricks are not only for developers. Non programmers (like me), can now put together a professional looking web application without writing a single line of code, just using drag and drop tools, embeddable widgets….and even advertise it to thousands of targeted people, start building a CRM database, etc…
The web is a Lego after all.
I just cannot wait to see what my daughter will be able to build, 20 years from now, with the Lego bricks of her time.